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WEDNESDAY’S T.I.F.I. – Talkin’ Besler, @NDwbb Honors, Lee Lights The Lamp, Football Spring Practice & More!

Mar 5, 2014, 11:18 AM EDT

A Notre Dame graduate was named the captain of a major sporting squad, three members of the Fighting Irish women’s basketball squad were named to all-ACC teams, Coach McGraw was named ACC Coach of the Year and Anders Lee (former Irish hockey player) netted another goal for the New York Islanders in last night’s game (see goal below).

Additionally, take a few minutes to vote for in the first Notre Dame Athletics Academy Awards. Voting continues through Friday.

Now, what did we miss …


  1. 1.     Men’s Soccer – Besler Named Sporting KC Captain (
    2009 University of Notre Dame graduate Matt Besler was named team captain of Sporting KC yesterday at the uniform unveil event entitled #SportingTakeoff. Click the link above to read more.
  1. 2.     Women’s Basketball – 1-on-1 With McGraw (WSBT 22)
    After copping the ACC Coach of the Year on Wednesday morning, take a look at the interview of Coach McGraw from Tuesday with Pete Byrne of WSBT. Click the link above to read more.
  1. 3.     Football – Notre Dame Spring Preview (ESPN)
    The Notre Dame football squad kicked off spring practice on Monday in preparation for the 2014 season. Click the link above to read more from’s Matt Fortuna.



Yes Natalie, I am mad.


Check out this fun video from the Colorado Rapids of the MLS. A great cameo from Grant Van De Casteele and Dillon Powers.



Question: Who was the first Notre Dame football player to be selected first overall in the professional football draft?

The answer to today’s trivia question will be found in tomorrow’s edition of Things I Found Interesting.


ANSWER: Who was the last Notre Dame football student-athlete to be picked in the top-10 of the NFL Draft? Bryant Young was selected seventh overall by the San Francisco 49ers in 1994.

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